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  Chemistry - MSc (by Research)


Lancaster University    Department of Chemistry

Full time & Part time See Course MSc 12 months full time, 24 months part time
Chemistry (6)

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The Chemistry MSc (by Research) programme offers an exciting opportunity to delve into an independent research project within one of our esteemed research groups. This programme is ideal for those seeking to pursue a PhD or advanced research positions. Over nine months, you'll gain valuable analytical and technical skills, while also honing your research, communication, problem-solving, and independent working abilities. With a mentor from our chemistry faculty and access to our graduate training programme, you'll receive comprehensive support throughout. Whether you hold a 2:1 Hons degree or a master's in Chemistry or a related discipline, we welcome all applicants.

About the course

Our Master's by Research programme provides the opportunity to undertake a short, in-depth independent research project in one of our research groups. It will equip you for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for advanced-level applied research positions. This degree will develop relevant analytical and technical skills, together with transferable skills related to research, communication, problem-solving, and independent working.

The course structure is typically divided into nine months of full-time laboratory work as part of a research team, followed by a three-month writing-up period. You will be mentored by a chemistry academic and offered further opportunities for learning via our graduate training programme.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) or master's degree in Chemistry, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline such as Physics or Chemical Engineering, appropriate to the proposed research project.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.


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